|Revisiting Market Street - Shaping San Francisco|
A discussion about the future of Market Street is taking place in many forums in the City, preparing the way for a new boulevard in 2015. The history of Market Street is peppered with architectural and social solutions that have not worked out as planned. We'll take a look at the long history of Market Street as a public arena in San Francisco, some of the redesigns that have happened over the decades, question the assumptions about urban design that underly the current municipal discussions, an...
Keywords: Planning; Urbanism; Market Street; Livable City; BART; MUNI; San Francisco; plazas
|Planning 4th Street: Remaking a San Francisco Corridor - Shaping San Francisco|
Josh Switzky, Steve Wertheim, John Elberling and others look at the effort to redesign and rethink the 4th Street corridor as it becomes the new north-south subway route. New public spaces are being opened in the many underutilized alleys, while the demographic shifts of SOMA continue apace.
Keywords: planning; SOMA; tech economy; jobs; upzoning; subway; 4th Street